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Using GPGMail with DarwinPorts version of gnupg UNIX
Moving across from Linux, I needed to get GnuPG working with Apple Mail. There is a GPG plugin called GPGMail which adds the required functionality. I downloaded and installed GPGMail, but when I fired up Mail, it complained that it couldn't find the gpg executable in /usr/local/bin. This is because DarwinPorts installs into /opt/local . So I created a symbolic link in /usr/local/bin to the gpg execuatable, restarted Mail and it works!To do o this, open Terminal and run the following:
 sudo ln -s /opt/local/bin/gpg /usr/local/bin/gpg
Type your password when prompted. When complete, restart Mail and all is well. Thanks GPGMail people!
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Using GPGMail with DarwinPorts version of gnupg
Authored by: jdera on Jun 16, '04 02:20:57PM

Hate to rain on your parade, but I don't feel that something covered in an application's FAQ should count as a hint. Last I checked, RTFM is considered part of the process, not some kind of special trick or tip



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Using GPGMail with DarwinPorts version of gnupg
Authored by: readparse on Jun 16, '04 05:51:55PM

Thanks for bringing it up. I was thinking while reading the hint, since I had done something similar myself, "why didn't I submit that same hint? Oh yeah, because it was kind of obvious." And the fact that it's covered in the FAQ, as you pointed out, makes it even more of a reason it shouldn't be here.

It's important to point these things out when we see them, to ensure that the site remains as valuable as it has always been.



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Using GPGMail with DarwinPorts version of gnupg
Authored by: osxpounder on Jun 17, '04 11:26:36AM

I'm glad to see the hint -- a FAQ is not the same as a manual unless it comes as part of the same document that contains the manual, IMO. Just pointing out that there IS a FAQ to check out [and, ideally, where it can be found] counts as a good tip.

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Using GPGMail with DarwinPorts version of gnupg
Authored by: outofcontrol on Jun 17, '04 07:47:15AM

Thanks for posting this hint. I had always wondered about PGP for Apple's mail but lacked time to do anything about it.

Once again, MacOSXHints has saved me some time and broadened my knowledge about what I can do with my Mac.

Now to find time to actually use it. :-)



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Using GPGMail with DarwinPorts version of gnupg
Authored by: sl on Jun 17, '04 11:23:47AM

You can use GPGPreferences to set the path and
pgp options.
http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/13936&vid=92027



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Using GPGMail with DarwinPorts version of gnupg
Authored by: sl on Jun 17, '04 11:35:54AM

Excuse me, but you can't change the path in GPGPreferences, (i thought ...)
But you can change all options (~/.gnupg/gpg.conf).
There is also GPGTools, GPGDropThing, GPGFileTools, GPGKeys applications.



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